5 minutes with a Gravity member: Chris Byrnes

5 minutes with a member: Chris Byrnes

GRAVITITE CHRIS BYRNES IS A MANAGING DIRECTOR OF KLYP, AN INNOVATIVE DIGITAL AGENCY LOCATED IN BRISBANE, MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY. 
HIS CURRENT ROLE IS MANAGING THE GROWTH OF THE BUSINESS INTO NEW MARKETS AND LOCATIONS SPECIFICALLY THROUGHOUT CAPITAL CITIES IN AUSTRALIA.

JUST A 20 MINUTE TRAIN RIDE FROM THE AIRPORT, GRAVITY COWORKING SERVICED OFFICES IS THE PERFECT BASE FOR INTERSTATE TRAVELLERS LIKE CHRIS.

Name your business and give us a brief description of what it’s about.
Klyp is an independent full service digital agency based in Australia. We provide award-winning solutions for forward-thinking clients in retail, enterprise, government, and NGO sectors.

What’s your background? What did you study, where have you worked?
With qualifications in Multimedia, IT, Business & Marketing; and over 14 years experience in the digital industry, Chris has an extensive knowledge and understanding of digital media which has lead him speak at seminars and train students at Southbank Institute of Technology.
Prior to Klyp & QMG, Chris worked within the online learning industry, developing Learning Management Systems and e-Learning solutions for registered training organisations.
Chris has managed a diverse range of clients at Klyp, providing professional digital strategy and directing the production of a range of digital services including websites, online marketing campaigns and custom web applications.
The combination of Chris’ background in programming, his methodical understanding of complex information systems and passion for the web industry has helped him manage the production of Klyp’s custom built Content Management, Learning Management, eCommerce, Email, SMS and supporting web applications, which are adapted to individual client needs.

What made you decide that Gravity is the coworking space for you?
Gravity had the City location, lots of public transport options (Train to the airport in 20min) combined with the vibe, look and feel of the place made it an easy decision to partner with Gravity for our NSW expansion plans.

Can you give us 3 benefits as to why Gravity is helping you with your business?
Gravity has been a plug and play option for Klyp. As mentioned before Public Transport, Location and the quality of everything has made it easy to do business in Sydney.

What is one of your greatest work achievements?
Starting the business at the age of 19 with no agency experience to now establishing presences in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Philippines has by far been my biggest challenge and achievement to date.

Tell us what you love most about what you do.
The day to day collaboration with our amazing team. Workshopping ideas to solve our clients problems with the use of the internet, technology and devices.

Favourite food?
Ice-cream (vanilla, macadamia and caramel).

Piece of advice for our other members and for startups and entrepreneurs out there?
Hire people that are smarter than yourself!

You can learn more about Klyp here.